The Bloomsbury Fashion Central resource has re-launched today on a brand new platform.
On and off campus access to the new platform remains unchanged, and links are available from the Find Databases page. All previously saved or bookmarked links to items will automatically redirect, and there is the option to create a new personal account and add them there.
The upgraded resource is described as follows:
Bloomsbury Fashion Central is a digital hub for interdisciplinary research in fashion and dress. It includes major reference works, articles, eBooks, video content, runway and backstage photos from fashion shows, and tens of thousands of images from museums around the world. There are three resources to explore:
The Berg Fashion Library contains over 100 eBooks, more than 13,000 colour images and other reference works.
This is complemented by the Fairchild Books Library, which includes another 150 eBooks on all aspects of fashion.
Finally, the Fashion Photography Archive covers forty years of contemporary fashion history and contains over 750,000 images.
ACCESS TO THE O’Reilly for Higher Education collection is now available through a new listing for the resource in the Find Databases service.
Authenticated access to the materials on the platform is by university username and password.
The resource is described as follows:
With a focus on programming and development, the O’Reilly for Higher Education platform provides access to more than 44,000 full-text eBooks and more than 30,000 hours of instructional video. Topics range from programming in a wide variety of languages, to IT networking to project management to graphic design and business strategy. The content includes code snippets, certification preparation materials, expert-curated learning paths and self-assessments exercises. Materials are drawn from more than 250 technology and business publishers.
Individual discovery records for the eBook and multimedia content on the O’Reilly platform will be made available in Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro shortly.
LLR HAS LAUNCHED an initial one-year pilot of SAGE Catalyst: a teaching and learning engagement software tool powered by Talis Elevate, which contains a ‘fully loaded collection of recent and premium social science electronic textbooks from SAGE.’
Agreeing to this pilot has enabled LLR to make available for the first time, online versions of over 70 core Resource List titles, that were previously only available in print.
Sage Catalyst contains the latest editions of over 500 premium, cross-disciplinary textbooks from across the social sciences, in subjects such as:
Business & Management (70+ titles)
Education (90+ titles)
Research methods (60+ titles)
Nursing (40+ titles)
Psychology (30+ titles)
Counselling & Psychotherapy (40+ titles)
Social work (30+ titles)
Media & Communication (30+ titles)
Sociology (30+ titles)
Criminology (20+ titles)
Politics (20+ titles)
Access to all electronic textbooks in the collection are available, in unlimited simultanteous use, to all NTU students and staff members. Content is made available through the Talis Elevate platform and authentication is by university username and password.
Talis Elevate is a new teaching and learning environment that enables student and faculty collaboration ‘within’ the textbook content. Talis Elevate can be integrated in to the VLE to provide students with their required reading in a form that is easily accessible, encourages collaboration and offers advanced analytics on student engagement to academics.
The result is a more active learning experience for students and stronger teaching support for the lecturer.
SAGE Catalyst further enables the instructor to add open educational resources, as well as other licensed institutional content so the package can be enhanced by the instructor, with no content modifications required.
Records for all titles in the subject areas listed above have also been added to Library OneSearch. Examples include:
A collection of eBook content published by Manchester University Press covering a wide variety of subjects and disciplines. Content is organised into chapters and sections, is fully searchable and browseable, and can be downloaded for offline reading.
Twelve separate eBook collections are available, and the Find Databases listing for the resource provides a direct authenticated deep-link to each.
Access to the Manchester Hive platform is by university username and password.
A routine maintenance period on the ProQuest eBook platforms is scheduled for Saturday 21 December 2019, between 02:00 and 12:00 (UK time). This means that the following ProQuest eBook platform and service, to which the library subscribes, will be unavailable throughout this ten hour period: